The Role of Gender, Education Level and Academic Degree of the School Principals on Their Selected Styles of Leadership

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Elham Abolfazli
Admad Nourmand


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between leadership styles, gender, level of education and academic degree of school principals of Sari. The method of the study was causal comparative (Ex-Post Facto) and the population consists of all school principal of Sari which was about 200 among which 145 subjects were selected through random sampling method and Krejcie & Morgan table. The data gathering tool was the Luthans’ leadership questionnaire with the reliability of 0.72. In this research The F and T test was used for data analysis. The results showed that the relationship oriented style and the task oriented style is not different among principals of different levels of education and there is no difference between the relationship orientation of male and female principals. Also, there is no difference between the task orientation of principals with different degrees and relationship orientation of the principals with different academic degrees.

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